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Author Topic: Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)  (Read 667 times)

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Offline jonocymru

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Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:43:56 AM »
Hey, im new here, this forum is like an oasis in the desert for me. Im a fingerstyle/slide player and also in a jug/hokum blues band. This is my take on Johnsons intimidating Preachin Blues (Up Jumped the Devil) Would love your feedback.



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Re: Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 01:39:29 AM »
Welcome to Weenie Campbell.

Looking at your videos, Jon, you have certainly found the right place. It is especially gratifying to see a younger person playing this music (very well) and obviously with a keen interest in the kind of guitars we like.
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Re: Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 04:18:19 AM »
I like it, too :) it shows a welcome "calm" way of playing this piece rather than Johnson?s more hectic one - for me it?s a new song in this interpretation. And for some reasons, I like the combination "fast, complicated playing" and "lazy singing" in general.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 04:19:56 AM by Blind Arthur »
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Offline kinsuk

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Re: Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 12:57:53 PM »
Jonathan Nicholas
i really enjoyed your covers

Offline Zoharbareket

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Re: Preaching Blues (Up Jumped the Devil)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 09:44:55 AM »
VERY nice covers!

....and very nice guitars you've got there too!

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